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The Discovery Channel Is Investigating Cruise Ship Disaster

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That was fast!

There's no Lifetime movie yet, but Discovery Channel is jumping at the opportunity to investigate the recent cruise ship tragedy in Italy.

The network announced plans to air a special this Spring that will examine the cause of the disaster and how cowardly Captain Francesco Schettino was involved.

Some are criticizing Discovery for turning tragedy into money, but we're definitely curious to find out more details of what went wrong aboard this luxury liner. A statement from the network read:

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Seriously?!?!? Costa Concordia Captain Claims He 'Fell' Into A Lifeboat!

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Sorry captain, but we're having a bit of trouble buying this!

To recap - on Saturday, we heard the upsetting news that a cruise ship carrying 4,000+ people ran aground off the coast of Italy.

Then on Monday we heard that a previously halted search for survivors had resumed AND we heard that "human error" was being cited as the cause for the tragic event.

THEN yesterday, we learned that the ship's captain Francesco Schettino was being held in jail for "manslaughter, shipwreck, and abandoning a ship when passengers were still on board." We also heard that the official death toll had reached 11 people. Ugh.

Now, the captain is claiming that he ACCIDENTALLY abandoned the ship! Here's what he had to say about it during a hearing yesterday:

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Costa Concordia's Captain In Jail For Disobeying Orders And Abandoning Ship

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We continue to be disturbed by this story.

On Saturday, we were sad to report that a cruise ship carrying 4,000+ people ran aground off the coast of Italy. Following the evacuation, we heard that at least 50 people hadn't been accounted for, and that 3 people had been confirmed dead.

We had also heard that some passengers were accusing the crew of failing to give them instructions on how to evacuate the ship.

Then yesterday, we learned that

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